About Us
Bioworks Corporation
Yukihiro Imai
October 21, 2015
309.57 million yen (includes the legal capital surplus)
Business Domain
Business Domain
Major Shareholders
Kyoto HQ & Lab

Kyoto HQ & Lab
Laboratory Wing 7F , 1-7, Hikaridai, Seika-cho, Souraku-gun, Kyoto 619-0237 See the Map
Tokyo Branch
15F Toho Hibiya Building, 1-2-2, Yurakucho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-0006See the Map

Our Executive Team

Representative Director & CEO Yukihiro Imai
1979 Nagase & Co., LTD
1985 Hong Kong Branch NAGASE & Co., LTD
2005 Managing Director of Osaka Sales Branch, Department of Industrial Material NAGASE & Co., LTD
2010 KYOWA & Co., LTD
2013 Managing Director NAGASE & Co., LTD
2015 Representative Director & CEO Bioworks Co.
Board of Director & CTO Takahiko Terada
1992 Panasonic Corporation
2005 Worked for the Development of PLA Synthesis Method
2007 Biobase Co.
2008 CEO Biobase Co.
2017 Director of CTO Bioworks Co.
Director Nobuyoshi Yamasaki
Started a secondhand car sales business after graduating junior high school
2011 Established TBM Co.Ltd, and became the Representative Director & CEO
2016 Received the ‘Great East Japan Earthquake Reconstruction Award' of Japan Venture Awards
2016 Received The Social Impact Award by Plug and Play Tech Center.
2017 Received the ‘Japan US Innovation Awards’ held at Stanford University
2018 Director at Bioworks Co.
Director Tomoya Nakamura
2008 Accenture Co.,Ltd
2015 Materials & Energy Division Senior Manager Accenture Co.,Ltd
2017 TBM Co.,Ltd
2018 Director at Bioworks Co.
Director Takayuki Sasaki
2010 Chief Planner of Creating the Future Group at DENTSU INC.
2016 TBM Co.,Ltd.
2018 Corporate Officer, CMO (Chief Marketing Officer) TBM Co.,Ltd
2018 Director at Bioworks Co.
Outside Director Haruhiko Arai
2002 Mizuho Bank, Ltd.
2009 Deloitte Tohmatsu Risk Services Co.,Ltd
2013 DWANGO Co.,Ltd.
2017 Regional Economy Vitalization Corporation of Japan Senior Manager
2018 Department of Business Administration and Sales Management Director DIP Co.,Ltd
2018 Outside Director Bioworks Co.
Corporate Officer Jun Takikoshi
1993 Marubeni Corporation
2001 Marubeni Europe Plc (Milan Branch) 
2011 Director at BAYCREW'S CO.,LTD.
2019 Corporate Officer at JUN Co.,LTD.
2021 Corporate Officer at Bioworks Co.
Corporate Officer Kazuki Miwa
1999 Toray Industries (H.K.)Ltd.
2003 Established and became CEO at TMG ROND Co., Ltd.
2016 Asia Pacific General Manager at ELMO COMPANY, LIMITED
2021 Corporate Officer at Bioworks Co.
Auditor Kenji Fukahori
1993 Joined The Dai-Ichi Kangyo Bank,Ltd. (current Mizuho Bank, Ltd. )
2001 Joined Mizuho Securities Co., Ltd. Investment Bank
2010 Registered Lawyer, Japan Federation of Bar Associations
2016 Director of TBM Co., Ltd.
2018 Corporate Auditor at Bioworks Co.


PLA, a material that was given attention for the possibility to develop
an environmentally friendly plastic of our dreams 20 years ago.
However, it did not disseminate
due to its characteristic of poor heat resistance and moldability.

We could not leave this dream.
Our spirit to succeed gave birth to
a revolutionary material,
that is PlaX.

In order to bring PLA into practical use,
we have put our efforts into developing
a modifier for the new material.
We have accumulated the necessary know-how
in order to develop a highly functional PLA
with heat resistance, durability, and flexibility.

For the future of human beings and for a sustainable world,
an unprecedented challenge to save our planet has started.
The planet is screaming in pain. The die is cast.


Board Of Director CTO Takahiko Terada

For a harmonious coexistence between the organisms on earth, and the earth’s resources, we are following the ideology of creating new values through chemistry. I have been working as a technical expert for a major firm. However, I have felt a limit to the currently taken measures such as recycling in the face of the environmental issues. Therefore I have decided to put myself into a new setting where one can carry out R&D for a new material and have continued the preparation for its business.
I will accelerate development using the fundamental and technical knowledge in chemistry from University years. And also from the experience of conducting over 100 patent applications as a strength.By bringing new values to society through providing our new material, we will contribute in finding solutions to the environmental issues, and at the same time will establish a position as an “Only one” company in specializing Bioplastics.

Representative Director & CEO Yukihiro Imai

Since starting work, I have been engaged with many businesses in the field of plastic for nearly 40 years. After many major firms participating but never realizing the development of PLA, I have big hopes with Bioworks.
In the circumstance of the world starting to understand the limitation of petroleum-based plastics, we are striving to build an environmentally-specialized new business model that utilizes the PLA’s characteristic of biodegradability. For humans, the earth and to preserve a beautiful Japan, we will attempt to create an unparalleled bioplastic business through the cultivated experience and technique.